Cape Town at dusk, South Africa

Where to visit in South Africa

The extraordinary diversity of South Africa attracts many types of travellers: families, couples, honeymooners, hikers, birders, wine tasters and safari enthusiasts. Let us take you to the best places to go in South Africa considering your interests and who you’re travelling with.

We loved every minute of exploring this diverse and interesting country. It would be impossible to identify one specific highlight as every day gave something different.

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Places to go in South Africa

Read about the highlights of this incredible country in our short summary guides to the main places to go.

Cape Town Waterfront, South Africa © Shutterstock

Cape Town

Cape Town’s stunning setting, fascinating history and vibrant culture make it one of the world’s most popular cities.

Baby zebra, Africa © Shutterstock

Kruger & Panorama Route

Few names conjure up the image of an African safari like Kruger which has welcomed visitors since 1927 to experience the excitement of wildlife viewing.

Featherbed Nature Reserve, Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa © mjung,Shutterstock

Garden Route

The famously scenic Garden Route winds along the coast for 200kms with stops for nature reserves, adventure activities, beaches and resort towns.

Zulu crafts, ZwaZulu Natal, South Africa © AVenter,Shutterstock

KwaZulu Natal

Vast stretches of unspoilt coastline, dramatic mountains, superb wildlife, historic battlefields and fascinating Zulu culture - KwaZulu-Natal has an embarrassment of riches.

Vineyards beneath Simonsberg Mountain, Stellenbosch, South Africa © jbor,Shutterstock

Cape Winelands

The winelands, east of Cape Town, are synonymous with fine wines and gourmet cuisine. The area has a distinct Cape Dutch heritage and character.

Southern right whale, Hermans, South Africa © KMoore,Shutterstock

Hermanus & the Whale Coast

Hermanus and the entire Whale Coast is famous for superb whale sightings and has nature reserves showcasing beautiful Cape Floral scenery.

Johannesburg & surrounds

Johannesburg and Pretoria are cities at the forefront of modern South Africa yet with a deep connection to the country’s past displayed in the many museums.

Ezulwini valley in eSwatini (Swaziland) © mbrand85,Shutterstock

eSwatini (Swaziland)

Celebrate the vibrant and colourful culture, hike in the mountains, go on safari in search of rhino, and buy handcrafted souvenirs unique to eSwatini.

Jeffrey's Bay beach, Eastern Cape, South Africa © MD,Shutterstock

Eastern Cape

The malaria-free game reserves of South Africa's Eastern Cape make a great safari add-on to a Garden Route holiday, while the beaches offer water-based fun and relaxation.

Snarling wild dog in Madikew, South Africa © UKieslich,Shutterstock

Madikwe Safaris

Madikwe Game Reserve’s impressively diverse range of wildlife and varied habitats makes it an ideal safari destination with the bonus of being malaria-free.

Namaqualand flowers, northern Cape, South Africa © Shutterstock

Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is South Africa's largest province. It is characterised by the arid Kalahari Desert and the colourful floral displays of Namaqualand each spring.

In Marakele National Park, Waterberg, South Africa © KGregory,Shutterstock

Waterberg & Limpopo

Panoramic vistas, rugged mountains, abundant wildlife and fascinating archaeological sites are all part of South Africa's Waterberg region and Limpopo Province.

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